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Conference At A Glance

The conference runs from Thursday to Saturday, June 6-8, as follows.

Thursday, June 6
Settle in for out-of-town arrivals.
Physician Dinner and Grand Rounds
Dr. Karel Pacak.
Crowne Plaza Hotel

Friday, June 7
Breakfast and Registration 7:30-8:30
Conference 8:30-5:00
Evening mixer at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

Saturday, June 8
Breakfast & Networking 7:30-8:30
Conference 8:30-12:30
Boxed lunch provided

Full Conference Schedule To Date

Thursday, June 6, 6pm - 9pm


Grand Rounds and Dinner with Keynote Speaker Dr. Karel Pacak for healthcare providers and researchers only


Friday, June 7, 7:30am - 8:00pm


Key Note Speaker

State of the Art PPGL Developments,

Karel Pacak, MD, PhD, DSc

Senior Investigator, Section on Medical Neuroendocrinology, NICHD, NIH


PPGL: What every Endocrinologist (and Physician) Needs to Know

Ruban Dhaliwal, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Upstate Medical University

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


PPGL Diagnostics

Lauren Fishbein, MD, PhD, MTR

Assistant Professor in Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes

Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine


Genetic Implications For PPGL

Justin Annes, MD, PhD

Endocrine Oncology Cancer Care Program,

Head of Pheochromocytoma / Paraganglioma Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology

Stanford University


Pediatric PPGL

Jonathan Riddell, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology, Upstate Medical University


Surgical Approaches for PPGL

Gennedy Bratslavsky, MD

Professor and Chair of Urology, Upstate Medical Hospital

Division Chief of Urologic Oncology


Non-Surgical Approaches for PPGL

Joseph Dillon, MB, BCh, BAO

Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Associate Director of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Clinic, University of Iowa



Lunch provided


Future Opportunities of advanced PPGL results of modern genetic sequencing, Dr. Jeffrey Ross

Differences between Paragangliomas and Pheochromocytomas in malignant potential, in 80 Japanese patients

Shoichiro Ohta, MD PhD

Professor, School of Nursing, Fukushima Medical University, Japan


Special Cases


Expert Panel


Mixer at Crowne Plaza


Saturday June 8, 2019, 7:30am - 12:30pm


Breakfast and Networking


PPGL Research: What’s on the Horizon

Roderick Clifton-Bligh, BSC (med) MB BS (hons) FRACP PhD FFSc (RCPA)
Head of Department of Endocrinology, Royal North Shore Hospital

Conjoint Associate Professor in Medicine, University of Sydney


Wellness For the PPGL Patient

Kaushal Nanavati, MD

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Medical Director of Integrative Therapy, Upstate Medical University


Navigating the System

Bonnie Bennett, BSN RN

Nurse Coordinator, Neuroendocrine Tumor Treatment Program, University of Pennsylvania


Patient Stories and Panel


Caregiver Presentation